Practice Interviews

Practice Interview

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Like so many other things in life, interviewing improves with practice. 

Fortunately, as a CLA student, you have several ways to practice interviewing before you actually do it! 

Practice Interviewing Online with InterviewPrep

InterviewPrep allows you to do practice interviews through your own computer, at your convenience. All you need is a webcam. 

For access to this free service, log in to Handshake, click on the “Career Center” drop-down menu, and then select the “Resources” option. Choose "InterviewPrep" on the page that follows, then follow the link to InterviewPrep.

While you’re on the InterviewPrep website, be sure to check out its in-depth tutorials on interviewing success.

(Note: You can also use InterviewPrep—and participate in real interviews via Skype or phone—by reserving a quiet, distraction-free interview room at CLA Career Services. Call 612-626-6574 for details.)

Why Should You Use InterviewPrep?

  • It lets you practice interviewing as much as you want, whenever you want.
  • You can choose the interview questions you'll be asked; there are hundreds available.
  • You can save your interview and view it later.
  • You can send people a link to your interview to get feedback.

Practice Interviewing with a CLA Career Coach

If you’d like, you can set up an appointment with a CLA career coach who can take you through a practice interviewing session. You’ll get feedback immediately afterward.

The CLA Career Readiness Guide covers interviewing and a host of other career-related topics in depth. Access it online, or pick up a copy in CLA Career Services or in one of the CLA Academic Advising offices.